Our mission

We believe that now is the time for the United Kingdom to reform its benefit system and to base it on a Universal Basic Income (also known as a Citizen’s Income).

Universal Basic Income would provide financial security for all, so that everyone has the resources they need to fulfil their potential. We urge others to express support for the principle of a Basic Income with the aim of making it an issue in the next General Election. Basic Income is a regular payment made to every individual, not means tested, non-withdrawable and without work conditions. It would :    

  • Guarantee everyone a secure base which ensures that work always pays    
     
  • Replace the complex benefits system with a scheme fit for the 21st century
        
  • Provide us all, including people who need extra income related to sickness, disability and housing, with the freedom to develop and contribute our talents, and the dignity we all deserve.

With your support we can press politicians to back this idea and make it a key campaign issue at the next General election.

If you agree with us please endorse the above statement and we would also love to hear why you support a basic income.

 

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  • endorsed 2017-07-04 18:01:10 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-07-04 17:19:14 +0100
    I am an unpaid Carer & get only Carers Allowance of £62.70 per week & this amount is not enough to breath. Many people are suffering like me.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-04 12:48:14 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @AmbeRavenscroft tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-04 12:48:09 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5140
  • endorsed 2017-07-04 12:47:42 +0100
    I think it’s necessary and it will give people the freedom to excel and make meaningful lives for themselves instead of living out their lives in pointless drudgery.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-04 05:05:49 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @piratDOM tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-04 05:05:45 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5690
  • endorsed 2017-07-04 05:04:54 +0100
    I am a Pirate and we have it in our Program
  • endorsed 2017-07-03 22:59:09 +0100
    It’s a no brainer for any of us to survive in the midst of an ever-worsening poverty crisis.
  • endorsed 2017-07-03 11:17:09 +0100
    It’s long overdue; it will remove the stigma of being on benefits; will have positive effects on education, mental health, crime, addiction, physical health and many other areas of expenditure; will free up our intellectuals to innovate, philosophise, invent and develop new ways of thinking; and our artists, actors and musicians time enrich our lives; parents to parent, builders to build, etc…
  • endorsed via 2017-07-02 11:55:56 +0100
    I believe this will encourage people being able to live more true to self, encourage trying things otherwise out of reach (study/job move etc)
  • endorsed via 2017-07-02 07:32:15 +0100
  • endorsed via 2017-07-01 22:00:12 +0100
    I argue for a basic income mechanism that isn’t Unconditional/Universal. I’d like to win you over. Meantime I’m backing you.
  • endorsed via 2017-07-01 20:22:14 +0100
    I think it is the right approach for the 21st Century.
  • endorsed 2017-07-01 20:10:49 +0100
    I believe that it is a human right to have enough money to be able to afford the basics of life. With the coming technological advances in Ai and automation, many jobs will be displaced with fewer jobs created and these will be very high end requiring skills unavailable to attain for the majority without support to help pay for the costs of retraining and living.
  • endorsed via 2017-07-01 19:40:05 +0100
    Convinced by the arguments and Rutgers TED talk
  • endorsed 2017-07-01 18:19:41 +0100
    i am 10 year active in vivant mouvement belgium

    we promote basis income in europa and belgium
  • @tventje_oostend tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-01 18:19:07 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5662
  • endorsed 2017-06-28 21:58:55 +0100
    Because it would improve the lives of all people, rich and poor.
  • endorsed 2017-06-28 21:58:54 +0100
    Because it would improve the lives of all people, rich and poor.
  • endorsed 2017-06-28 08:36:28 +0100
    The time has been met, uk needs to do this or we will be leeft behind, the so called ;iving wage isn’t working as it shold have, UBi should bridge the gap between living wage and basic right to a income no matter if your rich, middle class, working class or poor, it’s time people step up and change, automation coming fast, the job that i do currently has a lot of machines taking over the jobs we used to do, instead of us enjoying life, we’re doing slave labour jobs
  • endorsed 2017-06-27 17:30:41 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-24 14:04:36 +0100
    It is due
  • endorsed 2017-06-24 14:04:32 +0100
    It is due
  • endorsed 2017-06-23 17:11:42 +0100
    A fairer and more productive society that will give people the option to choose their own work. I think UBI will free minds to focus on great ideas, moving society forward.
  • endorsed 2017-06-23 11:30:40 +0100
    After 35 years of working hard to develop services for some of societies most marginalised individuals. I have had to go on sick due to a lifelong MH difficulty. I feel like the lowest of love due to the demonization of welfare recievers .despite years of paying £800 a month in contributions. The world is changing we need reform. I also believe this system will greatly improve the lives of our most vulnerable. Allowing them to engage with support and become reconnected within Thier communities without the worry of being penalised.
  • endorsed 2017-06-22 18:20:24 +0100
    It would bring about a far fairer society, where every citizen would have the opportunity and means to choose their own path in life.
  • endorsed 2017-06-22 18:11:30 +0100
    It will help people get out of povety.
  • endorsed 2017-06-22 16:14:00 +0100
    Its the right thing to do. Simples
  • endorsed 2017-06-22 13:38:00 +0100
    I am stuck in a system where my family would be worse off if I were to work. Because of this I feel trapped in poverty with no hope if escape. A basic income would enable me to work, pay childcare and provide a better future for my son.

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